GPS Tracking for Travel Trailers

27 Apr 2017

When you’re on the road again with your family, travel trailers can provide a great place to spend the night while allowing you freedom of movement throughout the day to explore the nearby countryside.

Whether you’re touring our beautiful National Parks, getting your kicks on Route 66, or exploring the country from sea to shining sea, you’ll find that travel trailers offer many benefits— and a few notable risks. Fortunately for you, one of those risks, the risk of theft, can be reduced with a few important safety precautions.

Preventing Travel Trailer Theft

Because travel trailers are often left detached while traveling so you have greater freedom of movement when unattached, they present tempting targets to thieves of opportunity who can simply back in and hook up to their vehicles before driving off with your unattached trailer.

It happens more than the average camper realizes – until it happens to them. There are things you can do to reduce your risks and present your travel trailer as a less attractive target, like those listed below.

  • Install a kingpin lock or tongue lock on your trailer. This will differ accordingly with a fifth wheel or a travel trailer. Invest in a good quality lock to protect your investment in your travel trailer and to make it worth the time it takes to procure and install said lock.
  • Consider booting your camper. It works like police “boots” work by locking the wheel in place and making it more difficult for thieves to take. Will this prevent all travel trailer thefts? Not likely. But because most thieves are looking for easy scores, they are more interested in trailers that are easy to take rather than those that present challenges from the start.
  • Install GPS tracking. If it is obvious GPS tracking, many thieves will simply move on to travel trailers that do not have this type of tracking. GPS trackers provides a trail that leads directly to the thieve – something most thieves aren’t interested in dealing with. Once again, human nature comes into play and most thieves will move on simply to avoid the hassle. If they choose to continue and take the travel trailer anyway, GPS tracking allows you to contact the police and provide live coordinates for where your travel trailer happens to be.

Little benefits like this makes the investment in GPS tracking for your travel trailer well worth it. What are you waiting for?

Did you just purchase a travel trailer to explore the country? If so, talk to us here at LiveViewGPS how GPS tracking technology can help to protect your investment. Call us at 1-888-544-0494 or chat with us online.

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